High school hockey website, practice photos, etc. - LA Kings Insider

A friendly reminder: LAKI is checking out for a few days. This isn’t a typical “vacation”; I’ll be monitoring the site and providing updates, should there be any, and should they occur in the daytime hours I’m free. I’m not expecting major news, but the typical releases you see at this time of the year (see: the broadcast schedule and details) should be coming out relatively soon. Also, Christian Ehrhoff is in town, so his signing is likely to become press release-official in the coming days (assuming he passes his medical/physical, which would be expected).

A few notes:

-The LA Kings High School Hockey League website is now up and running. It’s still in the process of being filled out, but once we get closer to the start of the season, news, notes, statistics, league forms and a message board will all be hosted there.

-A reminder: Single game tickets go on sale a week from Monday.

-Simpsons lovers will enjoy this; those indifferent to the Simpsons will roll their eyes and shake a fist (shake harder, boy!). I spoke earlier this week with Mike Scully, a writer, producer and former showrunner for The Simpsons who wrote Lisa On Ice, which endures as one of the greatest sports episodes of any television show ever produced, as well as one of the best Lisa-themed Simpsons episodes. Scully (like Dean Lombardi), grew up in the Springfield, Massachusetts area and was an ardent Springfield Kings fan when they were affiliated with Los Angeles in the organization’s infancy. We spoke about The Simpsons, the Kings, and how his own hockey background helped influence Lisa on Ice. I’m excited to write this feature, which will probably go up next Wednesday.

-I snapped a few photos at yesterday’s informal skate, which saw Milan Lucic get onto the ice to join his teammates. As I will repeat time and time again for the next nine months, please excuse the blurriness.

Jonathan Quick and Ryan Miller

Jarret Stoll in a Kings practice jersey, Rangers gloves and pants

Milan Lucic from the back

Lucic drives the net on Jonathan Quick

Lucic and Alex Lintuniemi

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.